I will be traveling around Europe for 3 months starting August 6th. So it is not all “fun and games”, I plan to dedicate substantial time to a personal project focused on energy supply and need, Europe as a case study.
It centers around a theory linking the successes [and shortcomings] in the transition towards more balanced energy portfolios; including renewable sources, as fueled by a home grown cultural “energy awareness”.
This may seem a “no-brainer” to Europeans experiencing it, however it is a significant departure from the realities present in the US and struggling to be realized around the globe.
I also see commonalities in regional scarcities experienced historically throughout the EU, as significant limitations & realities to developing/under developed nations worldwide.
Much of our collective energy histories & the recent advances in technology are packed full of knowledge and opportunity to leap frog choices of the past. However, for a myriad of reasons, we are seeing a repeat of what was best for the time, but not necessarily best for the long term.
Observation of energy infrastructure, interaction with those professionals “in the trenches” and writing are my primary means to realize these project goals. As such, I’m looking to meet with those interested in sharing their experiences and perspectives.
Possible “tours” to better comprehend the scale of this of these achievements are greatly appreciated, but not expected.
I will be writing updates, perspectives, etc., throughout my “European Energy Adventure” … https://hansworldtravels.wordpress.com/
I tend to focus on scalable, proven technologies and policies, with little interest in “finger pointing”. We arrived where we are today, through what we have… history without consideration leads to repetition of the past, good or bad.
Much appreciation in advance for any expressed interests or suggestions of colleagues whom may be as well.